There will be a memorial service for Wilbur on Friday June 17, 2016 at 11 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomington. Rev. Billy Newell will officiate. There will be a visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Private inurnment will be later at Evergreen Cemetery Mausoleum in Bloomington. Military rites will be performed by the Bloomington – Normal American Legion Honor Guard. Beck Memorial Home in Bloomington is handling arrangements.
Wilbur was born August 1, 1934 in Bloomington to August and Marie Ihrcke Klink. He married Irene Robbins on July 29, 1960 in Bloomington. She preceded him in death on August 31, 1997 in Bloomington. He was also preceded in death by his parents and two brothers Walter and William Klink.
Wilbur is survived by one daughter Judith (John) Marietta of Davenport, Florida, two grandchildren, Antoinette Davis of Pittsburgh, PA and Sean (Meagan) Davis of Russellville, AK, and three sisters Betty Lamb of Geneseo, Barbara (Robert) Lyons of Green Valley and Margaret Altine of Bloomington.
Wilbur proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomington. Wilbur was past president of McLean County Antique Car Club, The Over the Hill Motor Cycle Club and was Founder of V8 Ford Club in Bloomington and was also active in the Central Illinois Regional V8 Ford Club in Peoria.
He worked many years as a mechanic for Meeker Auto Parts in Bloomington and later for Union Camp Corporation in Bloomington. His passion was mechanical work and restoring vehicles. He loved restoring 1940 Fords and restored every body style from that year. Wilbur won many awards from restoring cars over the years. He also loved working on everything from lawn mowers to Volvo for his family and friends. Everyone was always welcome at his garage.
In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran School.
His skillful hands, words of wisdom, and kind assistance to all who passed through his life will be missed by all.